Sustainable energy and energy efficiency have soared up the world's political agenda. And the money has followed: in 2007, new investment reached

China is at an energy crossroads. The dominance of coal in its energy structure

High levels of ‘ecological poverty’ – defined as the lack of a healthy natural resource which is essential for human society’s survival and development – are a key cause of the economic poverty of the world’s rural poor.

India has significant advantages it can leverage in promoting solar energy as an alternative and renewable energy source. Firstly, the intensity and duration of sunlight available on its landmass is relatively greater than in many other heavily populated regions of the world. Just 1 per cent of India